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Reflecting on Our Commitment to Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2019

“When you learn, teach, when you get, give.” – Maya Angelou We all have different versions of the same story. It’s the story of an educator who helped us to understand the world outside of the communities where we grew up, introduced us to a subject that changed the course of our lives, or inspired […]

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Flood Aftermath Brings Breakfast and New Relationships

March 6, 2019

When a community is ravaged by flooding, life becomes more difficult, including the challenge of keeping children and families nourished. How can a school district help with recovery from this life-changing event? That’s the question educators in Livingston Parish, Louisiana faced. In August 2016, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, experienced devastating flooding just six days into the […]

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Franklin Educator Receives Prestigious National Award

February 14, 2019

Cicely Woodard of Franklin, TN receives top honor at the NEA Foundation’s annual gala WASHINGTON, DC (February 8, 2019) –  On Friday, February 8, at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C., Cicely Woodard, an 8th grade mathematics educator at Freedom Middle School in Franklin, TN, received one of public […]

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The Language of Connection

December 17, 2018

Sarah Merchlewitz is a 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. If you’re interested in becoming an NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow, the 2020 application is now open. With 11 national languages in South Africa, it’s a lot to think of mastering even one. However, on the 2018 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship field study, we were […]

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